It’s hard to say whether he’s a breast or thigh man - but One Direction icon Louis Tomlinson had the pick of all the birds when he was pictured in a branch of KFC.

The fabulously wealthy star left customers at a branch of the chicken chain stunned when he walked in to order some finger lickin’ grub.

Louis, currently having a break from the best-selling boy band, happily posed for pictures with staff at the eaterie in Doncaster, South Yorks.

It is thought the 24-year-old who is from a village nearby, and whose mum Johannah and family still live in the area, is home to celebrate Christmas and his birthday - which is on Christmas Eve.

The singer looked relaxed, dressed in a black and red Adidas sweatshirt for his visit to the store.

Following his appearance, the shopping centre tweeted:

‘We had a very special visitor at Lakeside Village last night, local superstar Louis Tomlinson paid a visit to our KFC store!’

It comes the same week that it was announced that Louis has signed a solo deal.

Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed the news, saying: “I love Louis, he’s a great guy. He’s part of the family and we’ve become friends.”

Louis was one of the creative forces behind One Direction, co-writing a number of the group’s hits including Steal My Girl, Perfect and History.

All of the One Direction boys are now striking out on their own; Louis, Niall Horan and Liam Payne have all signed solo deals, while Harry Styles is working on an acting career.

Louis has also become a father in the last 12 months.